AT METRO OBGYN, WE TAKE THE HEALTH AND WELL-BEING OF OUR PATIENTS SERIOUSLY.
Each one of our trained and talented staff members is incredibly passionate about obstetrical and gynecological care in the Council Bluffs and Omaha metro areas. One of our many areas of expertise is contraceptive counseling.
Why Contraceptive Counseling?
Arguably, the most important advancement in women’s health in the last 30 years has been the increased availability of contraception that is not only affordable but also safe and effective. There are several forms of birth control readily available depending on your needs. Contraceptive counseling is an effective way of learning which form of birth control is the best fit for each patient.
It’s All About Options
One of our medical professionals will visit with you to discuss your past medical history, the ease of use of a particular form of contraception, any risks and side effects there may be, and other factors that may influence your choice of contraception. Costs for the different contraceptives will also be discussed so you will be able to find one to fit your budget. We will take the time to make sure all of your questions and concerns are addressed so we can help you make the most informed choice possible about birth control. Finally--and most importantly--we will make sure you are well-cared for at all times.
If you have any additional questions about how you can benefit from contraceptive counseling, or if you would like to learn more about the many types of birth control in general, please don’t hesitate to contact Metro OBGYN today.
Birth Control for Busy Moms
As a busy mom, you have a “to do” list a mile long, and there are not enough hours in the day to get everything done. At Metro OBGYN, we understand your busy schedule. We offer a wide variety of birth control options to fit your busy lifestyle, including birth control pills, Essure®, Mirena® and NuvaRing®. It is important to note that, while these treatment options are effective in preventing birth, they do not prevent sexually transmitted diseases.
Birth Control Pills
One of the oldest forms of birth control is the pill. It is still effective, and there have been great advances in the pill's effectiveness since it's inception in 1960. However, the pill still must be taken daily. One missed day results in having to use another form of birth control to ensure pregnancy prevention. Your healthcare provider will discuss any possible side effects of birth control pills with you during your visit.
Essure is a small, soft, flexible device that is inserted into the fallopian tubes to form a natural barrier against pregnancy. It is a permanent, non-hormonal form of birth control that is 99.3% effective in preventing pregnancy when used properly. The procedure to insert the Essure device is minimally invasive, and patients do not need to be placed under general anesthesia. It takes less than an hour to complete the procedure, and most women return to their nomal activities in a day or two. Some side effects may occur and these will be discussed with you at the time of your appointment. Your period may be slightly lighter or heavier following the procedure, but those changes are usually temporary. Again, Essure is a permanent form of birth control and is not reversible. It may take up to 90 days for Essure to become effective, and couples are encouraged to use other forms of contraception during the first 90 days after the procedure.
Skyla is an intrauterine contraceptive device (IUD) that’s more than 99 percent effective in preventing pregnancy. It’s made of soft, flexible plastic and placed into the uterus during a routine office visit. Skyla releases small amounts of hormone directly into the uterus. It's convenient because it requires no daily maintenance or monthly refills. It can also be removed at any time if you decide you want to become pregnant. As with any form of birth control some side effects may occur. Please feel free to ask if you have questions.
NuvaRing, or etonogestrel/ethinyl estradiol vaginal ring, is a small, flexible birth control ring that is 98 percent effective in preventing pregnancy when used as directed. You insert the ring into your vagina and remove it yourself, similar to a tampon. The NuvaRing, which releases a continuous low dose of hormones, remains in the vagina for three weeks before it is removed and a new one is inserted. Please note: NuvaRing should not be used if you are pregnant.
One of our medical professionals will discuss your past medical history, the ease of use of a particular form of contraception, any side effects that may occur, and a large number of other factors that may influence your decision in the type of contraceptive you choose.
At Metro OBGYN, we pride ourselves on helping each and every one of our patients make the most informed choice possible with regard to the type of birth control they choose. We’ll make sure that all of your concerns
are addressed, all of your questions are answered, and that you’re well-taken care of at all times.
If you have any additional questions about how you can benefit from contraceptive counseling, or if you’d just
like to learn more about the many available forms of birth control in general, please don’t hesitate to contact
Metro OBGYN today.